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Äpätinkangas Nature Reserve

Reserve · Rautjärvi · 107 m
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    Photo: Jenni Rautio, Rural Explorer Stories
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    Photo: Kirsi Vento, Rural Explorer Stories
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    Photo: Elina Matikainen, Rural Explorer Stories
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    Photo: Rural Explorer Stories

The state-owned 105.8-hectare Äpätinkangas area is located in the village of Kekälenime in the municipality of Rautjärvi.

You can read the story about Äpätinkangas produced by the Rural Explorer Stories project here.

Äpätinkangas was granted the status of a nature reserve by the Government Decree at the end of 2019. What makes Äpätinkangas unique is the large-scale storm damage that caused it, which created a natural deforestation area of ​​the area like today. The old forests of Äpätinkangas were noteworthy even before the storm damage.

Coordinates

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61.415026, 29.174759
DMS
61°24'54.1"N 29°10'29.1"E
UTM
35V 616070 6810951
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Nearby Points of Interest

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  • Pirunkirkko Cave
  • Metsurinkivi Stone
  • Venäitlampi lean-to shelter
  • LENTAMO LEAN-TO SHELTER
  • Iivanansaari Island
  • Haukkavuori lean-to shelter
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